In observation of World Health Day on Tuesday April 7, the Health Services Authority is offering free health screenings for blood pressure and diabetes at all the District Health Centres, George Town General Practice, Faith Hospital, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman during the period April 7-10 from 9am – 1pm.
Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar says the free health screenings are part of the continued initiatives of the Public Health Department to emphasize the benefits of healthy lifestyles and early detection of health issues such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes which will enable appropriate treatment in preventing the complications.
No appointment is necessary during this week. Persons seeking testing need to indicate to the registration clerks that they would like to register for free blood pressure and diabetes screening. The results are available right away and counselling and referral will be offered as deemed necessary.
Dr. Kumar is also reminding residents that the Public Health Department has installed blood pressure monitoring self-check stations: Cayman Islands Hospital’s General Practice Unit; At entrance of the Cayman Islands Hospital – next to elevators, Faith Hospital – Cayman Brac and in the lobby at the Government Administration Building.
The kiosks provide free access to the thousands of staff, patients and visitors who pass through each location on a weekly basis. Residents can have access to these units during regular office hours.
For further information please contact Therese Prehay at the Public Health Department on 244 2632.